Did you know that Star Wars’ droid C-3PO had LASIK surgery?

Hi, it’s Dr. Chotiner from Memorial Eye Institute. Did you know that Star Wars’ droid C-3PO had LASIK surgery? Let me explain…

If you’re wondering about actors who have had laser eye surgery then we have a story for you. When filming a scene for Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, actor Anthony Daniels found himself in an embarrassing position. C-3PO, the endearing robot and loyal friend to Luke Skywalker was dressed in a skintight gold bodysuit and mask when he realized he couldn’t see without his reading glasses…

‘My outfit was made from metal molded to fit my body, with two dots in the mask to see through — there was no room for spectacles,’ says Anthony, 65, one of the few cast members to have starred in all six Star Wars films.

‘I had a crew member standing in front of me holding up my lines, but without my glasses, I couldn’t see things close up. I had to ask them to stand farther and farther back to try to enable me to see them in focus. I felt daft.’

Like almost everyone over the age of 40, Anthony suffered from presbyopia – an age-related blurring of close vision caused when the lens of the eye becomes less elastic. This means you find it more difficult to zoom vision in and out and hard to see things up close.

However, Anthony has since undergone a newer form of laser surgery for presbyopia called Laser Blended Vision, which treats both eyes, clearing his presbyopia and leaving him with crystal clear vision.

Laser eye surgery is everyone – not just actors. To learn more about the benefits of blended vision LASIK that are available to you, please book online for a free virtual vision assessment on our website today.

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Dr. Bennett Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania’s first …

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Dr. Erik A Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Erik Chotiner, M.D. diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical eye conditions. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Chotiner attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he received multiple awards including the Physiology Prize for …

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